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    3M/4M rapiers

    Does anyone have any clear, detailed shots of the rapiers used in the Richard Lester films? All I can see is clamshells and some connecting bars, but no detail. Presumably designed by Kolombatovich.
  2. Thread: maker's mark

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    maker's mark

    Anyone familiar with a maker whose mark is "CCC"? I have a Pappenheimer with that on the quillon block and on the ricasso. Was a gift about 30 years ago.
  3. Thread: quillons?

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    quillons?

    Has anyone any idea of the original of this crossguard? It was mounted on a rapier-type blade with a wire-wrapped grip and ornate pommel. It came from a collection of sword made in Spain and...
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    quillons?

    Has anyone any idea of the original of this crossguard? It was mounted on a rapier-type blade with a wire-wrapped grip and ornate pommel. It came from a collection of sword made in Spain and...
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    Starting a new group

    I am starting a new group in Philadelphia. Tentatively called the Philadelphia Historical Fencing Club. The second organizational meeting wil be held Saturday, 17 May, 11AM at the Hawthorne Rec...
  6. Thread: ID please

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    Thanks to one and all. I paid $150 for it, which...

    Thanks to one and all. I paid $150 for it, which seems reasonable. There were a ton of the gold-coloured red jewel-eyed sabres at the show, but I was more interested in silver-toned swords that ight...
  7. Thread: A weird find

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    A weird find

    Found this at a gun show. Didn't fully appreciate its oddity until I got it outside in brighter light. It appears to be late 19th century with some handmade parts. The handle is really nice, but the...
  8. Thread: ID please

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    I will put together a few tomorrow. Why do these...

    I will put together a few tomorrow. Why do these swords all seem to have such small hilts?
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    ID please

    Picked up a typical German army-type stirrup hilt sabre recently. It has a ricasso of about an inch. Underneath the langet on the left side is stamped the word that looks like "ALSCCO" or maybe...
  12. How about 'snap,' raher than 'chop'? We use this...

    How about 'snap,' raher than 'chop'? We use this in my knife classes by whipping the wrist slightly at the moment of contact. WIth a knife, this drives the edge deeper toward the bone for greater...
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    I'd like it better if the spacing of the bars was...

    I'd like it better if the spacing of the bars was different. Seems to me there's not as good hand protection as there might be.
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    Damn! HTML images didn't take.119073119074
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    Aha! Part of my work is done for me. Two pics...

    Aha! Part of my work is done for me. Two pics from online. In the two-shot, the sabre is very like one I have from Castello which I bought c 1968 as a 'Hungarian' sabre. It's aluminum and I had it...
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    From the first pictures, there appear to be two...

    From the first pictures, there appear to be two swords, not one. The one has the typical three-piece grip with backstrap and the other has a pommel nut. The former guard looks a lot like the Hutton...
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    Sticky: In "The Survival of Scotland," Eric Linklater...

    In "The Survival of Scotland," Eric Linklater gives a brief history of the real MacBeth and the historical causes of the feud. Since Shakespeare wrote his play for James the Vith & lst, who claimed...
  18. ..and you wonder why these guys aren't around...

    ..and you wonder why these guys aren't around anymore! Vanity is almost never a concomitant of survival.
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    A few pics off my scanner118530118530118531118532

    A few pics off my scanner118530118530118531118532
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    I'd love a picture of your guard. I just acquired...

    I'd love a picture of your guard. I just acquired something weird and strange. Someone had taken an epee bell and attached the end of a sabreguard, carved a rather nice wooden handle for it, then...
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    A Man of Parts?

    Does anyone know of a source for sword parts? I'm looking for sabre handles, especially the backstraps and blades.
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    Thanks! My friend Mike Malecki, who runs a 30...

    Thanks! My friend Mike Malecki, who runs a 30 Years War group, is very interested.
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    Polskaya szabla

    I am looking for sources for Polish sabres for fencing/demonstration/reenactment. Somewhere I had seen a URL for a Polish maker, and I think there are a few more out there.
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    I have a weapon I bought from Castello in 1968 as...

    I have a weapon I bought from Castello in 1968 as a Hungarian fencing sabre. It appears to have some of the characteristics of the British weapons but a typical fencing sabre blade. It's made of...
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    Given this was all posted years ago, you may have...

    Given this was all posted years ago, you may have solved all the problems already. However, a pattern you wish to look at is the Folkwear Patterns Belgian Chef's Jacket, which has an overlap front...
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